Just blocks from the Keswick Theatre, Bernie’s brings upscale pub fare to the neighborhood. The menu offers comfort food and incorporates sustainable specials featuring seasonal and local produce.
Bernice Kretschman, a.k.a “Bernie” is the owner’s grandmother. She was the mother of four boys, all of whom grew up and remained in and around the Glenside and Roslyn areas with their families.
Her signature family event was Sunday Dinners. While many extended families get together on holidays or birthdays, she hosted Sunday Dinner every Sunday for 35 years at her house on Fairhill Avenue in Glenside. Attendance was required.The first Sunday Dinners were a small affair as the family was small. But it quickly grew to over 50 attendees with cousins, grandchildren and so on.
Every Sunday she cooked dinner for the family and kept her family close together. Today many of our cousins are as close to us as brothers and sisters as a result. Sunday Dinner was fun, funny (many boyfriends and girlfriends met their fate here as they were introduced to 50 Kretschmans all at once) and even though Sunday evening is the end of the weekend, it was always something we looked forward to.
And it’s in this spirit that we created Bernie’s…a comfortable place full of friends and family, a place to get great food and a place to laugh, socialize and enjoy good times.